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I haven't heard of anything, but most of the time these things happen quietly without much fanfare. Movies! is the one I'd kinda like to see. However unless something gets replaced (like TBD or Stadium... or a couple of the less-watched WYBN subs) I can't see our locals adding anything else.
Movies! would be a great addition, along with any of these.

Antenna TV ( placed on a closer digit)
Grit
The Action Channel
DrTV
Pursuit Channel
The Family Channel
Classic Arts Showcase ( a good compliment channel to PBS)

TBD needs to go, Stadium is passable. But I wouldn't miss it.


WYBN: needs to add EPG, work on RetroTV signal.

BUZZR
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This TV
France24
Rev'n
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LATV (Replaceable)
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Movies! would be a great addition, along with any of these.

Antenna TV ( placed on a closer digit)
Grit
The Action Channel
DrTV
Pursuit Channel
The Family Channel
Classic Arts Showcase ( a good compliment channel to PBS)

TBD needs to go, Stadium is passable. But I wouldn't miss it.


WYBN: needs to add EPG, work on RetroTV signal.

BUZZR
COZI TV
This TV
France24
Rev'n
Retro TV
LATV (Replaceable)
NewsNet (Replaceable)
Both Antenna & GRIT are on ch. 16 now, which is part of the Albany DMA, so that won't change.

Didn't LATV replace The Action Channel on 14?. I think Action & Retro share certain programs The low bandwidth (or whatever it is) on those Luken stations makes them so hard to watch.

You might argue that some of the nets we have now have low appeal but some of those you mentioned probably have very low market clearance and might be more of a "niche" than the ones we already have.
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TBD and Stadium are both owned by Sinclair, so they (along with Charge and Comet) aren't leaving WRGB or WCWN anytime soon. (They also have widespread carriage in major markets on stations Sinclair doesn't own)


Pursuit hasn't made any new deals for OTA carriage in years, their remaining 3 OTA affiliates are grandfathered or special case scenarios that don't apply to the Albany DMA. (i.e. 3rd party non-profit translator associations operating in unserved areas, so they carry some cable channels in addition to rebroadcasting local stations)

Classic Arts Showcase only has 3 full time OTA affiliates, the chances of seeing them OTA in Albany are slim to none unless a non-com channel wants to pick them up as overnight filler.

The currently silent W47CM Glens Falls is owned by Luken, maybe they'll pick up some of their subchannel nets like Family and Action when they return to air as W32FC-D. But because of how tight spaced it is with other LPTV stations, including co-channel WUCB-LD in Cobleskill and W44CT-D in Albany when it returns to air as W32FL-D, it's going to have a very small coverage area.

Do you even know what DRTV is? It's an infomercial network where they revenue share with the affiliates for carriage. If you care that much about having a channel like that, you can already get nearly the same set of infomercials on 55.4 Ion Shop.


On a side note for Western MA viewers, WRGB has been granted a construction permit to move their Potter Mountain repeater to RF 5 after it was displaced from RF 19 by WYPX.

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Both Antenna & GRIT are on ch. 16 now, which is part of the Albany DMA, so that won't change.

Didn't LATV replace The Action Channel on 14?. I think Action & Retro share certain programs The low bandwidth (or whatever it is) on those Luken stations makes them so hard to watch.

You might argue that some of the nets we have now have low appeal but some of those you mentioned probably have very low market clearance and might be more of a "niche" than the ones we already have.
It would be great it CH 16 extended its signal. Antenna & Grit were good when they on in my area. The Luken stations need fixing to enjoy them.


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TBD and Stadium are both owned by Sinclair, so they (along with Charge and Comet) aren't leaving WRGB or WCWN anytime soon. (They also have widespread carriage in major markets on stations Sinclair doesn't own)

Pursuit hasn't made any new deals for OTA carriage in years, their remaining 3 OTA affiliates are grandfathered or special case scenarios that don't apply to the Albany DMA. (i.e. 3rd party non-profit translator associations operating in unserved areas, so they carry some cable channels in addition to rebroadcasting local stations)

Classic Arts Showcase only has 3 full time OTA affiliates, the chances of seeing them OTA in Albany are slim to none unless a non-com channel wants to pick them up as overnight filler.

The currently silent W47CM Glens Falls is owned by Luken, maybe they'll pick up some of their subchannel nets like Family and Action when they return to air as W32FC-D. But because of how tight spaced it is with other LPTV stations, including co-channel WUCB-LD in Cobleskill and W44CT-D in Albany when it returns to air as W32FL-D, it's going to have a very small coverage area.

Do you even know what DRTV is? It's an infomercial network where they revenue share with the affiliates for carriage. If you care that much about having a channel like that, you can already get nearly the same set of infomercials on 55.4 Ion Shop.


On a side note for Western MA viewers, WRGB has been granted a construction permit to move their Potter Mountain repeater to RF 5 after it was displaced from RF 19 by WYPX.

TBD is just an OTA Youtube. Not much to see there. Stadium can be a time waster if you can't find anything else OTA.

Classic Arts Showcase can be seen online. But without a schedule it kinda makes it hard to watch.

I originally though the DRTV channel was a dedicated channel that aired shows similar to "The Doctors show" on ABC. After checking out their website more: http://drtvchannel.com/
I see the problem. But that's still better than TBD. lol
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Channel 16 can't extend their signal any further to the south. RFs 14-16 are protected in a radius around NYC for Land Mobile radio use for first responders. It's why WYBN-LD is moving from RF 14 to RF 26.

Sinclair owns WRGB and WCWN, so their subchannel nets are not leaving anytime soon. Sinclair doesn't really drop any of their subchannel nets unless they need the bandwidth to launch a major network affiliate, like in Johnstown-Altoona where WJAC dropped TBD in favor of The CW Plus this past September. Or in markets where Sinclair needed to get around the ownership caps by moving a major network affiliation to a subchannel of the station they're keeping. Stadium has a lot of live college sports, and as for TBD, you may not personally like it, but for whatever reason Sinclair seems to prioritize that over Charge when it comes to carriage deals on both their own stations and with 3rd party affiliates.


Classic Arts Showcase only airs back to back performance arts clips, there is no set schedule of programming or theme blocks. They literally market themselves to cable providers and non-commercial channels as filler. (i.e. something a cable system could air on one of their community/access channels when they are not in use, or something a non-commercial station can air overnight since they have no ads)


That DrTV's website hasn't been updated since April 2016. Chances are it no longer exists. RabbitEars only shows one remaining affiliate, a LP station in Tallahassee that has mostly been silent since February 2016 outside of temporary one day resumptions to keep the license alive.

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I wonder if W47CM will ever reappear? ... I know some of you said you didn't think WNGN would and it's back. Speaking of which, they shuffled around their network offerings. Daystar and Hillsong are gone. Everything was good before as far as picture quality and aspect, but not now!

38-1 is still Heartland and proper 16:9.
38-2 is now Smile from TBN, it's the 4:3 SD letterboxed feed stretched to 16:9
38-3 is now IBN, which from what I can gather is only in 4:3 480i, but on here it's stretched to 16:9
38-4 is what was on 38-2 before, the simulcast of 91.9 FM WNGN radio.
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TBD and Stadium are both owned by Sinclair, so they (along with Charge and Comet) aren't leaving WRGB or WCWN anytime soon. (They also have widespread carriage in major markets on stations Sinclair doesn't own)


Pursuit hasn't made any new deals for OTA carriage in years, their remaining 3 OTA affiliates are grandfathered or special case scenarios that don't apply to the Albany DMA. (i.e. 3rd party non-profit translator associations operating in unserved areas, so they carry some cable channels in addition to rebroadcasting local stations)

Classic Arts Showcase only has 3 full time OTA affiliates, the chances of seeing them OTA in Albany are slim to none unless a non-com channel wants to pick them up as overnight filler.

The currently silent W47CM Glens Falls is owned by Luken, maybe they'll pick up some of their subchannel nets like Family and Action when they return to air as W32FC-D. But because of how tight spaced it is with other LPTV stations, including co-channel WUCB-LD in Cobleskill and W44CT-D in Albany when it returns to air as W32FL-D, it's going to have a very small coverage area.

Do you even know what DRTV is? It's an infomercial network where they revenue share with the affiliates for carriage. If you care that much about having a channel like that, you can already get nearly the same set of infomercials on 55.4 Ion Shop.


On a side note for Western MA viewers, WRGB has been granted a construction permit to move their Potter Mountain repeater to RF 5 after it was displaced from RF 19 by WYPX.
Jiminy Peak has a huge solar farm and locals have been complaining because it is causing reception interference on rf 7. My roof panels are causing me signal loss on high VHF. Hope rf 5 wont have any issues.
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It looks like WRGB 6-1 is working on their signal again. It has been really flaky at time over the past few days. WYBN is also been off/on for a couple days. Hopefully it will be back on soon. I need my BuzzR tv.

I can watch the online stream, but it's not the same.
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The weather up in Bleeker, NY, where the WFNY-TV tower is, is pretty rough sometimes. Today is day 2 that they've been off the air, due to the snow, heavy ice and freezing rain they experienced up there on Monday. I'm told it looks like a war-zone up on the mountain! I guess National Grid is working on the outages, so hopefully they'll be back before the weekend. Previous storms including heavy rain, have also taken them off for more than a day at a time.
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As of January 1st, it appears WCAX added a Country Music-themed channel called Circle. I saw New York City has it now, too. WCAX is now running their HD feed, Movies!, Circle, StartTV, and Ion and they all look really clear considering how much sharing is going on!

Going to post on the Burlington forum and see if there is a set date/time for the switch-over for WFFF to RF16.

Also, wonder if there is any time-frame update for WYBN's changeover to RF26?
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Is everything back to normal up on Mount Mansfield, considering the fire up there some time ago?
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Has anyone noticed a signal decrease with 6.1, .2 & .3 over the past 2 days? The strength at my antenna is down from 80 to 60%. Seems odd. I wonder if their engineers are tinkering?
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Has anyone noticed a signal decrease with 6.1, .2 & .3 over the past 2 days? The strength at my antenna is down from 80 to 60%. Seems odd. I wonder if their engineers are tinkering?
My actually has been a little better, compared to the last couple weeks. It could be their tinkering, or less interference caused by my neighbors. IDK, I just happened to spot it flipping channels. Hopefully it is the engineers working on the problem.
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My actually has been a little better, compared to the last couple weeks. It could be their tinkering, or less interference caused by my neighbors. IDK, I just happened to spot it flipping channels. Hopefully it is the engineers working on the problem.
I lost channel 6 completely tonight. Not sure what is going on. 16 is coming in - which is unusual.
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My actually has been a little better, compared to the last couple weeks. It could be their tinkering, or less interference caused by my neighbors. IDK, I just happened to spot it flipping channels. Hopefully it is the engineers working on the problem.

Oh yes. I'd forgotten about the problems your neighbors can cause.
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I lost channel 6 completely tonight. Not sure what is going on. 16 is coming in - which is unusual.

Seems odd. Ch 6 is always very steady. It's a bit stronger tonight, but has been "bouncing" to the point where it freezes for a second, then goes back to 80%! It's the only station behaving like this.


16 is coming in for you??? Interesting. It's certainly no stronger here.
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